Franklin Graham to broadcast a message of hope from Israel on Easter Sunday

The Easter message, featuring musical guest Michael W. Smith, will air around the world on March 31

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 25, 2024 – This Easter, hear Franklin Graham preach a timely message of hope from Israel on broadcast networks across the country and around the world.

“In Israel there is a lot of grief and a lot of sorrow, but it’s not just in Israel. We see this all over the world, and many people are wondering, ‘Is there any hope?’” said Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA). “As we celebrate Easter we celebrate an empty tomb. We celebrate a risen Savior. This is the hope that we have.”

On March 31 at 12 p.m. ET, Fox News will air the new 30-minute program, which features a message of hope from Graham as well as music from multi-platinum selling, three-time Grammy award-winning artist Michael W. Smith, including the world video premiere of his new song “Crimson Dust.”

“I think people are desperate,” said Smith during the program, “They tried to fill the void with all kinds of stuff. There’s nothing that fills it other than Jesus, and He’s the answer.”


In recent years, Franklin Graham’s Easter messages have been carried on major broadcast networks and via webstream. During the height of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, Graham delivered his Easter message from New York City at the site of a Samaritan’s Purse field hospital in Central Park. In 2022, Graham delivered a message from war-torn Lviv, Ukraine. Last year, Graham’s “The New Birth: Easter from Rome” was filmed just outside of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy.

“Franklin Graham’s Easter Message from Israel,” recorded outside of the Old City of Jerusalem and the Garden Tomb, will not only air on Fox News, but also on Daystar, TBN, CBN, Newsmax, and over 90 local stations in various markets across the U.S. For viewers who miss the television broadcast, the special will also be available online at

Additional information about the program, including broadcast times and stations, can be found at

About the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA)

Founded by Billy Graham in 1950, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association shares the Good News of Jesus Christ around the world. From its headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, the BGEA directs a wide range of domestic and international ministries, including: large-scale festivals led by evangelists Franklin Graham and Will Graham; The Billy Graham Library; The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove, located outside of Asheville, North Carolina;, an internet evangelism project reaching thousands of people for Christ online; and many others through print, television, telephone, radio and the internet. For more information, please visit Get news updates on X (formerly Twitter) at

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